The Tigers took the final game of the White Sox series to avoid the sweep. Had they lost, they would have dropped out of first place, and fortunately they salvaged that last game win. As it stands, we’re tied 2-2 with the Blue Jays, and it’d be nice to use this win to build some momentum.
I’m not sure what Marcus Thames did to someone of power in the Tigers organization. For the last two years, he’s been buried in favor of Craig Monroe despite the fact that they’re pretty much the same type of players. This year though, Thames has thrived on his part time role while Monroe has faltered, and with the ankle injury to Monroe, Thames is finally going to get his chance. He had 11 homeruns in 110 at bats heading into todays game and he has an OPS of 1.094. You would have thought he’d get a chance sooner, but the mind of major league managers work in mysterious ways.